Saturday, February 09, 2008

Cullman County Tornado 2/6/08

The National Weather Service Office in Huntsville has confirmed that a very small tornado briefly touched down in Cullman County. According to the NWS, it caused mainly tree damage, uprooting trees in a wooded area east of Dodge City near Interstate 65 Exit 299. It has been rated an EF-0, was on the ground for 200 yeards and was 20 yards wide with estimated winds of 60 miles per hour.

Cullman County was under a tornado watch and a tornado warning which I posted here.

I was storm spotting during this storm and I was located in a pretty good location in Hanceville. It was a safe location relative to the storm, but I had a scare and posted about that here.

The NWS has posted a radar loop of the velocity data here.

I have also uploaded a video on YouTube of ABC 33/40's coverage of the event. Jason Simpson, a native of Cullman County gives a very good account of the geography. James Spann found a very creative way to describe a couplet using a tick as an example. Jason Simpson mentioned my report at the end as well. I took this picture just off Golf Course Road, on County Road 562 today.

The good news is that there was no major damage, injuries, or fatalities in Cullman County. We did have a lot of rain. I measured 1.06"

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